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NSC 2008: Ted Gest [#43]

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On this page, you will find information about Ted Gest, who is competing at the 2008 National SCRABBLE® Championship. This page was updated at least hourly between 09:00 A.M. and midnight local time. This player currently has a record of 15-13, +241, and is ranked #47 in Division 3.

Lower on this page, you can find brief self-reported biographical details of the player, statistics on the player’s past several years of rated tournament play in North America, a graphic showing the player’s ups and downs at this tournament, and a round-by-round report on the player’s opponents and games.

Background Information

[photo of Ted Gest]

Given name(s): Ted
Surname(s): Gest
Home: Washington, DC, United States
Occupation: Journalist
NSC 1985 Division: 1
NSC 1985 Rank: 290/302, 6-16 -956
NSC 1990 Division: 2
NSC 1990 Rank: 75/106, 12-15 -129
NSC 2005 Division: 4
NSC 2005 Rank: 107/122, 11-17 -614
USSO 2006 Division: 3
USSO 2006 Rank: 84/129, 13-15 -187
Round by Round

High score: 568
Average for: 385
Average against: 376

Round 1

[photo of Vera Bigall]

Gest played #6 Vera Bigall (Toronto ON) and won 468 to 338 (a spread of 130).

Current ranking: #10.

Current record: 1-0, +130.

Round 2

[photo of Victor Li]

Gest played #71 Victor Li (Columbia, SC) and lost 258 to 402 (a spread of -144).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 1-1, -14.

Round 3

[photo of Jason J Smith]

Gest played #107 Jason J Smith (Mason, MI) and lost 394 to 415 (a spread of -21).

Current ranking: #85.

Current record: 1-2, -35.

Round 4

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Gest played #116 Lavonne Teague (Jonesboro, GA) and lost 291 to 398 (a spread of -107).

Current ranking: #107.

Current record: 1-3, -142.

Round 5

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Gest played #95 Irving Reed (Miami, FL) and lost 321 to 487 (a spread of -166).

Current ranking: #123.

Current record: 1-4, -308.

Round 6

[photo of Matt Canik]

Gest played #15 Matt Canik (Austin, TX) and lost 368 to 455 (a spread of -87).

Current ranking: #127.

Current record: 1-5, -395.

Round 7

[photo of Mary G. Atwood]

Gest played #2 Mary Atwood (Roseville, MN) and won 425 to 338 (a spread of 87).

Current ranking: #119.

Current record: 2-5, -308.

Round 8

[photo of Ronnie Thomas]

Gest played #117 Ronnie Thomas (Bethesda, MD) and lost 358 to 382 (a spread of -24).

Current ranking: #125.

Current record: 2-6, -332.

Round 9

[photo of Nola Hembrook]

Gest played #54 Nola Hembrook (Marshfield, WI) and won 402 to 391 (a spread of 11).

Current ranking: #115.

Current record: 3-6, -321.

Round 10

[photo of Brenda Casey]

Gest played #16 Brenda Casey (Guilford, CT) and won 370 to 339 (a spread of 31).

Current ranking: #106.

Current record: 4-6, -290.

Round 11

[photo of Nancy L Scott]

Gest played #104 Nancy Scott (Schertz, TX) and won 568 to 265 (a spread of 303).

Current ranking: #78.

Current record: 5-6, +13.

Round 12

[photo of Diana Spiller]

Gest played #108 Diana Spiller (Ashby, MA) and lost 373 to 422 (a spread of -49).

Current ranking: #91.

Current record: 5-7, -36.

Round 13

[photo of Gretchen Cowan]

Gest played #19 Gretchen Cowan (San Clemente, CA) and won 431 to 377 (a spread of 54).

Current ranking: #76.

Current record: 6-7, +18.

Round 14

[photo of Sandra Bloom]

Gest played #7 Sandra Bloom (Tamarac, FL) and won 473 to 283 (a spread of 190).

Current ranking: #60.

Current record: 7-7, +208.

Round 15

[photo of Yvonne Lobo]

Gest played #72 Yvonne Lobo (Mississauga ON) and lost 345 to 375 (a spread of -30).

Current ranking: #72.

Current record: 7-8, +178.

Round 16

[photo of Nancee Mancel]

Gest played #74 Nancee Mancel (Albuquerque, NM) and lost 310 to 457 (a spread of -147).

Current ranking: #89.

Current record: 7-9, +31.

Round 17

[photo of John Fultz]

Gest played #38 John Fultz (Savoy, IL) and won 431 to 387 (a spread of 44).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 8-9, +75.

Round 18

[photo of Roberta Wechter]

Gest played #124 Roberta Wechter (Westfield, MA) and won 463 to 345 (a spread of 118).

Current ranking: #58.

Current record: 9-9, +193.

Round 19

[photo of Kevin Turner]

Gest played #119 Kevin Turner (Mississauga ON) and lost 299 to 491 (a spread of -192).

Current ranking: #73.

Current record: 9-10, +1.

Round 20

[photo of Jeffrey Nelson]

Gest played #88 Jeffrey Nelson (Burlington, VT) and lost 293 to 361 (a spread of -68).

Current ranking: #86.

Current record: 9-11, -67.

Round 21

[photo of George Asaka]

Gest played #1 George Asaka (Omaha, NE) and lost 321 to 413 (a spread of -92).

Current ranking: #94.

Current record: 9-12, -159.

Round 22

[photo of Harriet Strasberg]

Gest played #111 Harriet Strasberg (Roseville, MN) and won 398 to 281 (a spread of 117).

Current ranking: #83.

Current record: 10-12, -42.

Round 23

[photo of Edward Stewart]

Gest played #110 Edward Stewart (Elicott City, MD) and won 449 to 336 (a spread of 113).

Current ranking: #74.

Current record: 11-12, +71.

Round 24

[photo of Lorraine Burton]

Gest played #12 Lorraine Burton (Baltimore, MD) and won 411 to 401 (a spread of 10).

Current ranking: #71.

Current record: 12-12, +81.

Round 25

[photo of Hilda Schlechter]

Gest played #103 Hilda Schlechter (Oshawa ON) and won 377 to 344 (a spread of 33).

Current ranking: #59.

Current record: 13-12, +114.

Round 26

[photo of Charlene H. White]

Gest played #126 Charlene White (Kearny, NJ) and lost 372 to 387 (a spread of -15).

Current ranking: #68.

Current record: 13-13, +99.

Round 27

[photo of Lee Brooks]

Gest played #9 Lee Brooks (Lawton, OK) and won 395 to 262 (a spread of 133).

Current ranking: #55.

Current record: 14-13, +232.

Round 28

[photo of Bob Becker]

Gest played #4 Bob Becker (Jefferson, MA) and won 415 to 406 (a spread of 9).

Current ranking: #47.

Current record: 15-13, +241.

Gest is mentioned in this round’s commentary (1 hit).


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